To choose or pick out from a number; pick out; choose: as, to select the best; to select a site for a monument.Synonyms To Elect, Prefer, etc. (see choose), single out, fix upon, pitch upon.To conduct artificial selection methodically. See second quotation under methodical selection, below.Chosen on account of special excellence or fitness; carefully picked or selected; hence, choice; composed of or containing the best, choicest, or most desirable: as, select poems; a select party; a select neighborhood.Careful or fastidious in choice, or in associating with others; exclusive; also, made with or exhibiting carefulness or fastidiousness.= Syn.1. Picked. See choose.n. That which is selected or choice.n. Selection.To select and take up (land) under the land act; free-select. See free-selection.